Mar 30, 2015

Blow Me Away

Posted by Tonia at Monday, March 30, 2015 0 comments
By Tonia

“I’m as happy as a tornado in a trailer park.” – Anonymous

So a tornado went over my house last week.

No trips to Oz but I’m hanging on to my ruby red slippers.

A girlfriend was with me at my house when it happened. But I do not have a storm cellar. Mostly because it’s a good place for RATS and SNAKES to seek shelter during tornado season – and I’d rather face a tornado than get cozy with one of them.

We also couldn’t use my bathtub for a safe place because I have an outer glass bathroom window. But I like this idea because, after you've been covered with tornado debris, you can immediately wash off and look great for any rescue workers stopping by. Who knows….a WHIRLWIND romance could be in store!

No, after watching all the big red weather blobs on the weather station’s radar screen, my girlfriend and I hopped in the car to drive to a safe place. The only excitement, however, was on the road when I ran into the car in front of me while trying to take pictures of the tornado out the window. OOPS!

And, while one touched down just a few miles from my house, Moore, Oklahoma is really their favorite gathering place. Evidently, they like to meet there and have a few drinks before madly heading out to other places in the Midwest to throw cows and mobile homes around. Crazy things.

Some call tornados acts of god. Well, god must really be trying to air out or stir up Oklahoma politics (god knows we need it). And all I can say is – LOOK OUT Indiana! Be on a tornado watch!

Meanwhile, I’m thinking of having a girlfriends’ get together to put the shingles back on my roof. Afterwards I’ll serve a TORNADO cocktail – and put a plastic cow in it for shits and giggles. But I’ll make everyone come down before I serve it.


1 oz. whiskey
1 oz. rum
1 oz tequila
1 oz vodka
½ tbsp. sugar
2 oz cola
ice cubes

Mix the liquors and sugar in a glass. Drop in some ice cubes and then pour in the coke. Stir twice. Serve.

Mar 18, 2015

Weighing In

Posted by Tonia at Wednesday, March 18, 2015 0 comments
by Tonia

“Age is only a number. Weight is only a number. I’ve decided that numbers are really starting to piss me off.” - Maxine

I recently gained 10 lbs. WTF? How did that happen? Oh yea, eating, aging and not exercising. I’m trying to decide what to do with the extra flesh – (1) fold it over and tuck it in my pants, (2) hold my breath and try to keep it sucked in or (3) let it spill over like a muffin top. Can one have a birthday suit taken in?

I’d like to say that I’m just retaining water …… but I think I’m actually retaining food. What happened to the good ol’ days when I could eat anything and not gain an ounce? What cruel trick has the universe played on me? I guess I’m going to have to get one of those cones from the vet’s office and wear it around my neck so I can’t put food in my mouth. But I’m pretty convinced right now that I would gain weight simply by eating air. I do burn calories when I cook – but, wait, that just destroys the food and doesn’t take any weight off.

People say things get better with age. Maybe wine. Maybe cheese. But certainly not my waistline. Unless all that wisdom I’m supposed to have gained over the years is actually making me GAIN! Damn wisdom.

Well, maybe thin is overrated. Who needs to touch their toes anyway? Besides, at the rate I’m losing my memory, I won’t remember what I used to weigh anyway – or what I used to look like, for that matter.

But I have my girlfriends. And I think they will love me no matter how much I weigh. So for your next girlfriends’ get together I say have everyone bring their highest calorie dessert and pig out! Click HERE for a fabulous Hello Dolly recipe. I had a bite once and gained 600 pounds……..

Mar 7, 2015

Buh Bye, SkyMall

Posted by Tonia at Saturday, March 07, 2015 0 comments
By Tonia

"If black boxes survive air crashes, why don't they make the whole plane out of that stuff?" George Carlin

I recently flew (yes, in an airplane). As I searched the seat back pocket in front of me for an airline magazine and a SkyMall catalogue, I discovered NO SkyMall catalogue. WTF! Am I the last one to know that SKyMall filed bankruptcy a few weeks ago? Geez.

Besides death and taxes, SkyMall has always been something I could be sure of. Who is going to babysit me now in the airplane if I don’t have SkyMall? What am I supposed to do with all my time if I can’t search for that one God-I-Must-Have-It item among all the kitschy, expensive, unnecessary crap? I mean, my son-in-law seemed delighted with his Armadillo Beer Can Holder that shits peanuts. And the boyfriend assures me that he frequently wears his Pillow Tie to work. And, since Oklahoma allows concealed weapons, the GirlyGoGarter was a perfect gift for my grandmother.

I just feel sick about the bankruptcy. Sure, call me a Shopocondriac but my pain is real. Instead of SkyMall shopping, all I could do on my recent flight was exercise my brain with crossword puzzles and Sudoku – and I’m about as thrilled exercising my brain as I am exercising my body – not to mention that it lowered my self-esteem. Instead of feeling the exhilaration of the shopping FIND, I felt like a word-deficient, number-failing blockhead. At least with SkyMall I felt competent looking at pictures and turning pages.

But I guess SkyMall’s time has passed - like wringer washers, ice boxes, and VCRs. (Well, I actually still use a VCR.) There’s supposed to be an auction in late March. I need to find out where it is so I can get a deal on that Bigfoot Garden Yeti. And, for all you SkyMall haters, at least they never sold flatulence filters, monkey thongs and spray can skin touch up paint for morticians found on Ebay! (Although that mortician touch up spray paint could have saved me a ton of money in what I paid for plastic surgery!)

For your next girlfriends’ get together, don’t wait until the holidays to have a White Elephant gift exchange! Have everyone bring a wrapped kitschy White Elephant gift to swap; serve tacky foods like bacon flavored candy, chia pudding, kale cupcakes, crazy stinky cheese, or turducken; brainstorm a list of the most worthless advice you’ve ever been given. And drink. And say your Good-byes to SkyMall. RIP, SkyMall. RIP.


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